Episode 146 – E-scouting elk and mule deer

I e-scouted three spots for a potential mule deer hunt in Wyoming and had Wyoming Wildlife Federation’s marketing director Jaden Bales evaluate my spots. Without giving the specific areas away, I breakdown why I chose them, and Jaden evaluates my work. We discuss vegetation, land texture, how long to let a pocket rest if other…

Episode 127 – Elk and quality of life

Cody Rich says buy experiences not gear. I’ve been taking his advice (for the most part) and saving money for new experiences. However, that doesn’t mean buying a Wyoming bull elk tag when I don’t know what I’m doing. In this episode I talk about why elk keep me up at night, focusing on disciplined…

Episode 112 – Wyoming hunting buffet

First time hunting mule deer, antelope and lower 48 elk for my girlfriend Abby and me. Trekked 64.7 miles in the hills, mountains and on the prairie. Had some great stalks, a couple good chances but couldn’t get one down. Probably did a lot of stuff wrong but it was still some of the most…

Episode 85 – Science, facts, hunting and earning local status

For the past few months I’ve been listening to the Right to Roam Podcast by four guys from Wyoming. It’s not your typical hunting podcast as these guys have biology backgrounds so there’s science and facts, not just anecdote, when they get into things. We talk about being good guests, hunting ethics, social norms, earning…

Etolin Island elk hunt

Etolin Island is a tough hunt in that what it looks like on Google Earth isn’t what it looks like in person. There are hidden cuts and cliffs. When you drop out of the alpine, it’s thick and disorienting. We chose an alpine lake for the Oct. 1-15 tag thinking they might still be high,…

Big…big game

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly You know when you were a kid, and you chucked yourself or got chucked (probably more like gently nudged) into the swimming pool or off a diving board as a rite of passage? I’m thinking my future will be a little like that, only when you get…